Fonds P24 - J. & L. F. Goodbody Ltd., Clashawaun Works Factory Regulations

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IE OCL P24

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J. & L. F. Goodbody Ltd., Clashawaun Works Factory Regulations

Date(s)

  • 1878 - 1937 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 items

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Name of creator

(1865 – 1984)

Administrative history

J. & L. F. Goodbody was established in 1865 as a jute manufacturing business based at Clashawaun in Clara and also with offices in Dublin. Its directors were Jonathan Goodbody (1865-88), Lewis F. Goodbody (1865-87), Robert Goodbody (c1870-88), Joshua C. Goodbody (c1873-88), Fredrick R. Goodbody (1880-88) and J. B. Clibborn Goodbody (1880-88).

The business was formed into a limited company in 1888 and traded under the name J. & L. F. Goodbody Ltd. As well as jute, it also manufactured cotton and synthetics. Its main factories at Clara and Waterford were later joined by factories at Dublin, Limerick and Slane. In 1937, it became a public company when outside shareholders and directors were introduced. It was quoted on the Dublin Stock Exchange and wound up in 1984. The family crest was adopted as the registered trade mark.

Archival history

Donated to Offaly County Library in 1992.

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Scope and content

Texts of legislation relating to factory conditions and terms of employment.

  1. ‘Textile Factories Factory and Workshop Act, 1878’ signed by R. G. For J. & L. F. Goodbody.

  2. ‘Textile Factory and Workshop Act 1901-1916’, signed by J. & L. F. Goodbody, Ltd., 5 September 1921.

  3. ‘Textile Factories factory and Workshop Acts 1901-1920’ signed by J. & L. F. Goodbody, Ltd., 23 March 1925.

  4. ‘Textile Factory and Workshop Act 1937’, signed by Harold J. Goodbody, August 1937.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

The arrangement of the items is in chronological order.

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Conditions governing access

By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at info@offalyhistory.com

Produced for consultation in original format with due regard for handling guidelines. Some fragile items may not be produced.

Conditions governing reproduction

May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without the express permission of copyright holder.

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Small Collections Index

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Offaly County Library

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Related units of description

National Archives of Ireland, Business Records Survey, J. & L. F. Goodbody Ltd. Records, BRS OFF12
Offaly Count Library, Local Studies Collections, Clara and Clashawaun Photograph Collection.

Publication note

Goodbody, M., The Goodbodys – the story of an Irish Quaker family 1630 – 1950, Ashfield Press, Dublin (2011)

Publication note

Stewart, M., Goodbodys of Clara, privately published by J. & L. F. Goodbody (1965)

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ISAD (G), 2nd Ed.

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2019, Ciara O'Brien.

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